Updated: Dec 31, 2020
Women are the pieces of string that hold the fabric of our society together. Studies show when women are empowered and given equal access, it becomes smart economics. According to the World Bank's 2012 World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development, closing these gender gaps is essential for development and policymaking.
Greater gender equality can enhance economic productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions and policies more representative. Women who are in leadership positions tend to champion causes that are meaningful to them, hence increasing the betterment of the population.